Last week our own, Dr. Stephanie Jameson boarded a plane and headed to the Yucatan Peninsula to volunteer at her first medical mission trip. This is Dr. Stephanie Jameson giving back!
Dr. Jameson has always had a strong desire to volunteer her time and expertise, and the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project, (YCCP), seemed to be the perfect trip for her.
What is the YCCP?
The Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project began as an outgrowth of humanitarian relief to the Yucatan in 1988 after Hurricane Gilbert ripped through the region. Gilbert, a category 5 storm, left 500 people dead and widespread destruction. Relief aid to the region came from throughout the Western Hemisphere. To date, the YCCP has provided aid to over 5,000 children.
I recently sat down and talked with Dr. Jameson about her trip, and immediately her face lit up. During her trip, she was able to cast and perform surgery on children with lower extremity deformities. When I asked Dr. Jameson what she loved the most about the trip she said ” Being able to give back to something that I am so passionate about.” Clearly this was a very rewarding endeavor. Dr. Jameson also stated that the trip will stay with her for an entire lifetime.